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Red Bulls buck the low-scoring trend
by Mike Woitalla, June 21st, 2011 2:07AM
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[MLS GOLEADORES] One of the world's lowest scoring leagues, MLS looks headed toward reaching a new nadir in its 16th season. At least the New York Red Bulls, whose Thierry Henry scored his eighth goal of the season in a thriller with Portland, are bucking the downward trend. For the latest on the Golden Boot race and how MLS scoring compares with foreign leagues ...

* New York Red Bull Thierry Henry scored his eighth goal of the season in a 3-3 tie with Portland to join Landon Donovan, who is on Gold Cup duty with the USA, atop the leading scorers' race.

* The Red Bulls have scored 24 goals in 15 games for a 1.60 goals-scored average. Last season, Real Salt Lake finished with the league-high average (1.50).

* The leaguewide goals-per-game average after 137 matches is 2.37. The 2010 season ended with an all-time low 2.46 goals per game, a drop from the previous low of 2.54 in 2009. It was 2.81 in 2008.

* In the most recently completed European seasons, scoring increased from the previous seasons in Germany (2.92/2.83), England (2.80/2.77), Spain (2.74/2.71) and the Netherlands (3.22/2.99).

* Two countries notorious for low-scoring leagues, Italy and France, averaged 2.51 and 2.34, respectively, in their 2010-11 seasons.

* The Mexican 2011 Clausura averaged 2.60 goals per game.

MLS Leading Scorers

Player
Team
Goals
Assists
Thierry Henry New York
8
4
Landon Donovan
Los Angeles 8
1
Charlie Davies D.C. United
7
1
Chris Wondolowski San Jose
6
2
Brek Shea FC Dallas
6
1
Eric Hassli Vancouver
6
0
Luke Rodgers
New York
5
3
Andres Mendoza
Columbus 5
1
Maicon Santos Toronto FC
5
1
Jack Jewsbury Portland
4
6
Chad Barrett Los Angeles
4
3
Steven Lenhart San Jose
4
2
Danny Mwanga Philadelphia
4
2
Dominic Oduro Chicago
4
2
Marco Pappa Chicago
4
2
Camilo
Vancouver
4
1
Will Bruin
Houston
4
1
Fabian Espindola
Real Salt Lake 4
1
Brad Evans
Seattle 4
1
Alan Gordon Toronto
4
1
Shalrie Joseph New England
4
1
Cam Weaver
Houston 4
1
Diego Chaves Chicago
4
0
Simon Dawkins
San Jose
4
0
Chris Pontius
D.C. United
4
0
Emilio Renteria
Columbus
4
0




2 comments
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: June 21, 2011 at 8:21 p.m.
    MLS scoring is a joke...it's pitiful how often chances are missed...it's also pitiful how most teams turnover the ball.
  1. ashraf wagdy
    commented on: January 29, 2012 at 5:28 a.m.
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